New Integrated Knowledge based approachs to the protection of cultural heritage from Earthquake-induced Risk

Students works

An Introductory Guide to Pottery Conservation: From Excavation to Preservation, January 2014

Akko Aqueduct Pipes Building Technique, January 2014

Technical conservation plan for an architectural detail in the Khan El Faranj, January 2014

How to Write about Architectural Conservation: the Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals, January 2014

Field report of work in Biet Loya, 2012

Work methods in Biet Loya, June 2012

Grouting for Caesar: The Vault Complex and High Level Aqueduct at Caesarea After 20 Years, 2012

A Vision for Khan esh-Shawarda, 2012

Documentation of the floor of the main hall, 2nd Story, The International Conservation Center, Citta' di Roma, 2011

The Work on Two Column Bases at the ICC Building, Old Akko, 2011

Exhibiting the Objects of the International Conservation Centre (ICC), 2011

A Catalog for the Aegean Wares excavated by Dr. Edna J.Stern in 2009: A Directory for the Archives of the Israel Antiquities Authority, 2011

Presenting the Hammam al-Pasha: Conserving Heritage by Creating an Attraction, 2011

Typology of British Mandate Period Residential Buildings in New City Akko 2010

Documentation report of BURJ EL-KASHLA, Old City of Akko 2011

Acre, Sabil Al- Jazzar, January 2010

Acre, Sadirvan Al-Jazzar, July 2010

Contents of British Mandate Archeological Inspection Files Archive, 2010

Documenting Akko’s Metalwork, 2009

Historic Mortars and their durability, in the Old City of Akko, 2010

Historical Documentation of the Water Cisterns under the Jazzar Pasha Mosque in Acre, 2010

Revitalization of Weizman Street, 2010

The International Conservation Center in Acre, Historic Assessment. 2007

The Ottoman Water Distribution System in Acre, 2009

The Wall that Stopped Napoleon, 2010
On the road to Zion, 2012
Charles Greenberg

During the last week of March I was taken on a tour of the Prison in Akko. While inside I received a phone call from my best friend Nir Zlochover, he casually remarked that his great grandfather had been a freedom fighter and held at the prison in 1937-1938. I asked an employee if it would be possible to look up his file. To my surprise there was very little information on him and why he had been a prisoner. At that point I was intrigued and wanted to know more. I did not know at the time, but his life story would soon become intertwined with my own.
Akko is a city that’s located in northern Israel (western Galilee region) along the northern part of Haifa Bay, on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s one of the oldest continually inhabited places on Earth, which dates back to the time of the Egyptian Pharaohs (1500 BC). Akko came under Persian rule and for a time, was controlled by Alexander the Great. After the Roman-Jewish War (AD 66-77) and
the destruction of the Second Temple in AD 70, Muslims then took control of Akko from Christian Crusaders in AD 1291, unfortunately destroying much of the city and its surroundings.
In more modern times, the Akko Prison was built by the Bedouin Sheikh Daher el Omar, the Bedouin ruler of the Galilee in the middle of the 18th century on the remains of the Crusader Hospitaller Citadel. During the Ottoman period, Al Jazzar and the Turks restored the site. It served as a palace, a government house, and a military camp.5
Under the British Mandate for Palestine (1917-1948), the prison served as a maximum-security prison where Jewish underground fighters were jailed and many executions were subsequently carried out. The prison was the most highly guarded fortress in the country, as it’s surrounded by thick walls and a deep moat. On May 4th, 1947, the Irgun Tsvai Leumi (National Military Organization) launched an attack on the Acre fortress, freeing twenty of their comrades and seven Lehi fighters. Despite the heavy toll in human lives, foreign journalists described the action as the “greatest jail break in history,” while military circles around the world described it as a “strategic masterpiece.”
After 1948, the British Mandate ceased to exist and Akko’s Prison became a hospital for the mentally incapacitated. Recently, in 2007, the prison was converted into a museum.

The Early Years
Jacob Zlochover was born April 19th, 1901 in Darno, Hungary. He grew up hearing the stories about Palestine and its un-ending upheavals during his teenage years. When he turned 20 in 1921, Jacob made aliya and moved to Jerusalem, leaving behind a brother and 4 sisters. They would be reunited27 years later, in 1948, at the dawn of Israel’s independence.

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A project within the framework of "Saving the Stones: Practical Conservation Training Internship".
The International Conservation Center - Città di Roma, Old Acre


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